Finding a child-free haven of calm with no toddlers in the pool or teenagers hanging around the bar, can be tricky. Here are ten of the best from an arty B&B in the West Country to a castaway resort in Zanzibar.
In just a few weeks, I'll be heading to India for the very first time. I know that I already love the people, the food and the culture, so even with a lot of other things to do in the period before I go, my excitement is already reaching a huge peak.
If you don't need a bit of a detox after a trip to Las Vegas then you aren't doing it right. But why not indulge in some TLC while you are still there? Aria is one of the newest five star hotels to land in the Nevada town and it is a tower of glamour, offering a huge menu of treatments in a vast luxury spa far, far away from the casino halls and neon lights.
Mallorca is synonymous with mass tourism, but the family-run Mar i Vent Hotel, nestling between mountains and sea, on the island's West coast, delights with its personal touch.
Instead of bleating about journalism selling its soul to the dark forces of PR et al, let's instead celebrate how journalists can help increase the profits at the companies that pay their salaries and supplement hard-hitting investigations - by doing what they're doing already. Just without getting sand in their shoes.
After the grueling flight, we got to our Tokyo hotel with ourselves and the wheelchair etc intact. After checking in at 2pm Japan time (and missed a nights sleep while flying), we planned to have a short nap, go out for dinner and climatise to our new time zone. Instead, waking up at all was impossible and we slept through to 5.30am.
The Crusoe-chic Islands of the Seychelles are one of the top luxury relaxation destinations in the world. A favourite amongst the glitteratti, from royals to rock stars, the scattered archipelago houses some of the most lavish accommodations in the Indian Ocean - with some wonderful state of the art spas to boot...
Founded in 1929, Illa d'Or has hosted a host of celebrities including Winston Churchill and Agatha Christie on their visits to Puerto Pollença, Mallorca - it's just been refurbished to a very high standard indeed.
Every start up business aims to be the most innovative, the most successful, the fastest growing - to be the best. I personally don't believe that a start up can do any of the above without running a business in an area you are passionate about. I believe that there are 3 reasons for this:
My children and I write Family Travel Times, which is a blog all about the places we go and what we do. We hope that other families will enjoy reading about our adventures and perhaps also be inspired! The children, who are aged 12 and 8, write their own posts, saying what they really think. Here is one by Robert, my eight year old.
This is a great time of year for getting a deal on a holiday. The peak January booking period has passed, and the early summer rush is still a long way off, so travel companies are looking to boost their cash flows by landing some bookings, even if that means offering some juicy discounts.
Having received a card from the middle-aged couple a few doors along, next week we're having a little soiree for the neighbours - all except Dead Bob Willis and his invisible wife, obviously. As I drive home from Homebase with a boot full of planks singing along to "Rebel Rebel" it somehow feels Christmassy and normal.
As a regular visitor to New York, I usually struggle with where to stay. A bit of downtown cool or uptown sophistication? Cool Soho or beautiful Central Park?
"I have found out that there ain't no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them than to travel with them," Mark Twain once quipped. How right he was. Travel can make or break a friendship, so before you journey to the other side of the globe, only to realise that your best mate is your polar opposite...
London has so much to offer, you can party at night, browse markets in the day and everything in between. It wasn't until February last year when my boyfriend fulfilled a childhood dream of mine by taking me to New York that I realised how utterly in love I was with this city.
Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific was the first international airline to launch a hard shell Economy seat for its long-haul fleet of aircraft in 2007. The fi...